You know how you feel when you're totally mystified by a TV series?
It's like you can't tell what's going to happen AT ANY GIVEN TIME. I almost never get this feeling because I have read, watched, and imagined it all, which basically follows the same tropes, which basically means you can't surprise me... often. However, there are mindf*cks out there that can, and The OA is one of them.
First of all, the creator and star of the show Brit Marling is one of the most mystifying actors out there. She has played in some film that I have admired for their simplicity and complexity. Like Another Earth. And she definitely likes cliffhanger endings. Like Another Earth. (They're supposed to be annoying, but I like that the creators give me something to play with.)
As it is, The OA's ending (it only has 1 season so far, but there will be another on Netflix in early 2018) is a mystery that only the most devoted fans - those of us who are obsessed - are working hard on figuring out.
Can you blame us? Most things are stunningly predictable.
I can honestly say The OA is one of the toughest things to figure out.
It's a Rubik's cube, but with many more colors and sides.
As for me, one of my MOST favorite things in this world is a good otherworldly mystery. Like Harry Potter. A mystery that has elements from this world, from other worlds, and there are small mysteries intertwined to make a big one. Kind of like Lost if they had figured out where it was going.
Thank goodness, The OA is fully figured out, and now that I have finished watching Season 1, I shall look for clues. Because someone said there were many and I like a good challenge. Besides, there are only 8 episodes.
You'll laugh, you'll cry (esp. at the end), and you'll be mystified.
Then come to me to be obsessed together.